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Bair still speaking out about big banks, regulators

Kansas native Sheila Bair stood out during her five-year term as chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for her early warnings about high-risk lending and her willingness to take on the big banks. She is still speaking out in her new book, "Bull by the Horns," which was released Tuesday. Bair, who grew up in Independence and graduated from the University of Kansas, blasts bankers she blames for the crisis and criticizes Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for being an apologist for Wall Street and opposing financial reforms, the New York Times reported.